These trying times have changed every industry in the country, especially real estate. t’s easy to feel stressed if you were planning on buying or selling a home, but some agents can actually help you navigate the entire process virtually!
The New Face of Real Estate
Social distancing has become a part of our daily lives, and no one knows for sure when we’ll be able to go back to our “normal” routines. Life doesn’t stop, though, so the real estate industry has adapted to selling and buying homes without having to meet in-person. Here are a few tips for buying and selling a home right now.
First and foremost, make sure you’re using a great local real estate agent. The agent’s website will be your top source for finding homes, but it’s more important than ever to know when new listings are about to hit the market. You don’t want to miss a home because you didn’t communicate with your agent, and they’ll have tons of insider info for you!
Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services makes this process easy by letting you create customized alerts, and our mobile app gives you the newest information as quickly as possible.
Also, be sure to make the most of your virtual tours. While some sellers and agents still allow in-person showings, you’ll want to avoid them unless you’re seriously interested in a home. Some agents are even willing to offer tours via video chat, so don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask to get a better or different view of an area.
Since almost every buyer is looking at homes online, your digital marketing strategy has to be impeccable. That means you have to make your house stand out in a sea of other spot-on listings. Clear, beautiful pictures and an abundance of information in your listing can get you started on the right foot.
It’s also important to make your home available for virtual or video tours. By pointing this out in listings, you’ll likely get more interested buyers lining up at your “virtual” door. If you have any questions about virtual tours, ask your agent—they should have the technology to make it all happen.
Ready to Move?
Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services has agents and resources available for both buyers and sellers in the Northwest PA and Western NY areas. If you have any questions or if you’re ready to move forward, feel free to contact us!